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Myth Buster: Should women start taking supplements to boost milk supply as soon as they deliver? - By Dr. Liu

Dec 08, 2015   Ask Dr. Liu

Many women worry about not having breast milk for their newborns, and want to jump start by taking supplements as soon as the babies are born. There are 2 issues with this approach:

1) During the 1st week postpartum, it is crucial for the mothers to complete the cleansing process of their bodies. Sweating and bleeding are the two main channels for the excess water, blood and other waste to be released from the body. Introducing supplements that provide rich nutrition will put unnecessary burden to your digestion system, cause imbalance of the body and interrupt the natural cleansing process that a woman's body is designed to do. It will slow down the healing and balance restoration and might affect one's natural ability to produce milk later on.

2) The milk glands evolve overtime to accommodate the different volume according to the milk production. Immediately after the child birth, the milk glands are not typically developed to accommodate large volume of milk. Taking supplements earlier on is more likely to cause milk duct clogging and breast infection.

I do not recommend taking supplements during the 1st week postpartum. If one has the need for supplements, she should start no earlier than the 2nd week postpartum.

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- Dr. Liu